17 Jun 2020

Netball's ANZ premiership to go nationwide

2:47 pm on 17 June 2020

Teams outside of Auckland will get to play home matches in the ANZ premiership afterall.

Netball New Zealand has confirmed that from July 30th the competition will return to venues around the country.

Just one round of play was possible before the country went into lockdown with the premiership returning to the court on Friday but all games between then and the end of next month will be played in Auckland.

The Pulse celebrate winning the ANZ Premiership Trophy.

2019 ANZ Premiership winners the Pulse. Photo: Photosport

That means the South Island teams the Steel and the Tactix will have busy travel itineries over the next weeks after which

a new schedule will kick in with games to be played in Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Porirua, Hamilton and Auckland.

Netball NZ Head of Events and International Kate Agnew said it had been a huge undertaking to ensure teams could give their fans an opportunity to see live netball.

"We have reworked venue availability, accommodation and travel options in order to take the competition around the country," said Agnew.

"We understand that playing in front of home fans is a huge part of the game and we know how important it is for the ANZ Premiership teams to have that opportunity."